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City protects historic districts for uniqueness

Experts in historic heritage and relic protection are increasingly concerned about the dissolving cultural uniqueness in more Chinese cities. Over 140 scholars and officials from the UNESCO World Heritage Center, UNESCO Asia-Pacific World Heritage Training and Research Center, China UNESCO...

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Temple and pagoda relics bring history to life

HUNDREDS of antiques from Jingzhi Temple and Jingzhongyuan Pagoda are now on display at Zhejiang Museum’s Wulin Pavilion through January 1 in Hangzhou. Archeologists excavated an underground palace at both sites in the 1960s and found more than 800 pieces...

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Strolling through history in old lanes

THOROUGHFARES dotted with clothing stores and boutiques reflect a city’s modern side. To explore history and folklore, hidden lanes in old residential blocks offer a much better portrait of a city’s past. Early in 2000, the Hangzhou government sensed the...

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Hangzhou Harvested Two Awards

Dec. 15-16 saw the grand events of the Fifth China Convention, Exhibition Industry Fair and the China International Convention Industry Week in the national convention center. Hangzhou city won the Gold Seagull Award of China convention industry – the best...